The NE56R28u 15.6" Notebook Computer from Gateway features a minimalist design and a black finish. Measuring 1.31" thin and weighing 5.5 pounds, this Gateway notebook is compact and portable. The 6-cell lithium ion battery sits flush into the chassis, which further streamlines this Gateway notebook's design. It also provides up to 4.5 hours of battery life on a single charge (battery life may vary).
The 15.6" Ultrabright display features LED backlighting, which is more energy efficient than CCFL lighting, as well a glossy finish, which displays vibrant color. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. You can also output video from this Gateway notebook to a larger external display via the HDMI port.
The system is powered by a dual-core 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-3210M processor. It also has 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a multi-format media card reader, a Kensington lock slot, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with high definition audio support.
Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.